I use zingers mainly because I like wood props just because they're cool. They have kind an old-school feel to them; they're quiet, beautiful, and very scale looking. I believe they're better than most when properly finished at converting torque and rpm to thrust, and they won't slice the hell out of your hands like an APC will. As far as I can see, an APC is the only serious competition with one of these props in this size (14 x 6), but they look a little strange, and have that funky APC whine; I'd like to do some tests, if I had infinite free time. I start with a Zinger, make the tips elliptical, thin the airfoil toward the tips, and leave them with a slightly rounded leading edge, and real thin trailing edge, balance and give them a coat or two of clear 21st century paint out of a spray can,( which sure seems like clear dope to me.) It only takes a few minutes on a large belt sander, and they last me a long time- those CAPs have a lot of ground clearance for the prop. In this size range, what's your idea of a good prop- what prop were you alluding to?
Paul Mc> What is a reworked Zinger? Why not use a good prop from the start? >